Probably been done 1000 times, but we all like these threads.
Not necessarily who you think are the BEST, but your 5 favorites. It might be style, attitude, skill, influence, whatever.
1. Carter Beauford - Dave Matthews Band
2. Josh Freese - A Perfect Circle / Various
3. Brad Wilk - Rage Against the Machine/Audioslave
4. Stuart Copeland - The Police
5. Taylor Hawkins - Foo Fighters
Neil Peart - Rush
John Bonham - Zeppelin
Danny Carey - Tool
All of the above named drummers have very big influences to how I personally play my kit when coming up with original stuff.
Edit: Typo Fix
This post was edited on 11/30 at 4:12 pm